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National Summary


Dry in most areas this afternoon with some sunshine. Staying mainly cloudy in the southwest though with patchy rain. Feeling cold with highest temperatures of 3 to 6 degrees in light variable breezes.


Cloud will tend to break in northern and central parts of the country tonight with lowest temperatures between 0 and -4 degrees, and a widespread sharp or severe frost. Over many southern parts, cloud will persist and it will be less cold there with lowest temperatures between 0 and +3 degrees. Fog is likely to develop as well where skies clear. Winds will remain light and variable.


Mainly dry again on Monday with sunny periods. Gradually becoming milder through the day as moderate to fresh southerly winds develop. Highest temperatures of 6 to 9 degrees.


Tuesday: A milde breezy day with highest temperatures of 10 or 11 degrees in fresh southerly winds. The day will be mainly dry but some light patchy rain or drizzle may occur at times. Low cloud and mist will continue to affect southern and western Atlantic coastal areas. Little change Tuesday night with no frost.Wednesday: Southerly winds will freshen through the day and it will be quite windy at times but temperatures will stay around 10 or 11 degrees. Many places will again be dry but western Atlantic coastal counties will be affected by outbreaks of rain and drizzle.Thursday: Little change; relatively mild and breezy, generally dry but with some rain in the west.Friday: Dry most of the time with highs of 9 to 11 degrees.

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Coastal Reports

Malin Head Automatic

South, 6 Knots, Fair, 9 Miles, 1023, Rising slowly

Dublin Airport

North-Northeast, 3 Knots, Cloudy, 10 Miles, 1024, Rising slowly

Buoy M5 51° 41'N 6° 42'W

Southwest, 4 Knots, Wave ht: 1.2 m, The visibility at Tuskar is greater than 10 Miles, 1023, Rising slowly

Roches Point Automatic

East-Northeast, 7 Knots, Mist, 4 Miles, 1023, Rising slowly

Sherkin Island Automatic

East-Northeast, 7 Knots, Cloudy, 7 Miles, 1022, Rising slowly

Valentia Automatic

East, 8 Knots, Light rain, 4 Miles, 1021, Rising slowly

Mace Head Automatic

East, 8 Knots, Mist, 3 Miles, 1022, Rising slowly

Belmullet Automatic

Southeast, 2 Knots, Cloudy, 5 Miles, 1022, Rising slowly

Buoy M2 53° 29'N, 5° 26'W

South-Southwest, 4 Knots, Wave ht:0.4 m, 1024, Rising slowly

Buoy M3 51° 13'N, 10° 33'W

Report not available

Buoy M4 55° 0'N 10° 0'W

South-Southwest, 7 Knots, Wave ht: 2.7 m, 1022, Rising slowly

Buoy M6 53° 4'N 15° 56'W

Report not available

Sea Area Forecast

Sea Area Forecast untill 1200 Monday 23 January 2017 Issued at 1200 Sunday 22 January 2017

Meteorological Situation at 0900: An anticyclone of 1032hPa over central Europe maintains a ridge of high pressure across Ireland in a light airflow. A weak frontal trough in the southwest will slowly cross the country tonight.

Forecast for all Irish coastal waters and the Irish Sea

Wind: Southeast or variable force 2 to 4. Becoming southerly force 3 to 5 overnight and force 4 to 6 tomorrow morning, strongest in the west

Weather: Patchy rain or drizzle in the west, otherwise fair

Visibility: Mainly good, but locally moderate to poor.

Outlook for a further 24 hours until 1200 Tuesday 24 January 2017: Fresh to strong southerly winds, touching gale force for a time in the west. Outbreaks of rain spreading from the west on Monday night.